Marine Oiler (141) Enlisted Personnel

Lubricates main engines, auxiliaries, and electric motors aboard ships by squirting oil into oil cups and filling grease cups to keep machinery in running order and to prevent overheating.
Assists marine engineer in repair work such as packing and pipe fitting, by lifting and holding parts and passing tools and material. Operates main and auxiliary engines by opening and closing throttle valves to start, stop, and control engines. Cleans engines by wiping excess oil off engine frames and base. Mops desk plates and washes wall plates in engine room.
May supervise a group of workers engaged in above duties.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Chief Oiler